In a recent bidding war the Nestle corporation outbid the Township of Centre Wellington located in Ontario Canada for a private water well located near Elora Ontario. Now this may not seem a big issue to people not living in and around the Centre Wellington township but this well was being secured as a fresh water source for it’s residents and now it will end up in the hands of the Nestlé corporation to be used to fill bottled water, most of which will be exported out of the province.
This episode has created a much needed review by the provincial government in Ontario and Premier Kathleen Wynne said Friday her government will look for ways to put community needs ahead of bottled water corporations. “As we look at the water bottling industry, that has to be a question because we’re talking about what we could argue is our most precious resource,” she said. There is much pressure on our water, so as we have this discussion about our water, the status of and the treatment of water bottling companies, that needs to be taken into consideration.”
The premiere’s statements came after The Canadian Press reported on Nestle’s purchase of a well near Elora from a privately owned company. Nestle said the new site would supplement “future business growth” and support its main-production site in nearby Aberfoyle, where the company has a bottling plant that employs over 300 people.
The Township of Centre Wellington Mayor Kelly Linton said they wanted to purchase the well to keep its water supply “safe” from commercial water taking long into the future, and to give the fast-growing community “control of our water source.”
Eagle Water Treatment encourages citizens to ban together to protect our natural resources. To learn more on how you can get better than bottled water quality right from your tap give us a call at Eagle Water Treatment today – 1-800-363-6365 (Quebec Head office) or 1-866-427-7757 (for Ontario residents).